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Half of older Leave voters would accept job loss for Brexit

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No 10 on Monday ruled out the idea that Britain would have an "off-the-shelf" model for the transitional period , but this may be a matter of disputing the semantics. "So long as the outcomes of the Brexit negotiations remain unpredictable, banks must act as if a hard Brexit is coming", the consultancy said in its report. Read More »

US Diplomatic Staff Begins Withdrawing From Russia

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Moscow on Friday ordered the U.S. to slash its number of diplomats in Russian Federation to 455 and froze two embassy compounds - a Moscow summer house and a storage facility in the city - from August 1. Michael O'Hanlon is a foreign policy expert for the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. The lack of response to Russia comes at the same time that White House aides have been inconsistent on how Trump feels about Russian sanctions . Read More »

Trump Lashes Out at China on North Korea

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Foreign policy in the U.S. is squarely in the domain of the executive branch. Abe told the Associated Press Trump promised to "take all necessary measures to protect" Japan. by Chinese entities", Schumer wrote in a letter dated Tuesday, copies of which were sent to several news outlets. Schumer's request comes amid increasing USA concerns about the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

White House: Gen. John Kelly Has 'Full Authority' over White House Staff

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Kelly had spent the first half of the year serving as Trump's homeland security secretary. President Trump's new chief of staff was sworn in today . No name is more bold-faced that Trump's in Trump World. Scaramucci was "grandstanding", one source close to the White House said, a grave misdeed that Trump punished by banishing him to "the cheap seats in centerfield". Read More »

The Reason for Special Eclipse Glasses

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The US mainland has not seen any sort of total solar eclipse since 1979, but you have to go back to 1918 for one that has crossed the country in the way this one will. August's upcoming eclipse will be watched by millions of people across the United States. At the moment of totality, you can look directly at the sun without any protective eyewear. Read More »

White House insists no part in Seth Rich story

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On Tuesday, NPR published a lengthy piece floating the possibility that Trump himself pushed fake news, pegged to a lawsuit against Fox News filed by a man named Rod Wheeler . The timeline is so damning that , considering the dysfunction of this White House, it was nearly too perfectly well executed. To NPR, both Spicer and Butowsky deny that the president reviewed the story. Read More »

Two arrested after woman's body found in freezer of OH home

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Investigators believe it is Graves' body that was stashed in freezer, but the Cuyahoga County medical examiner has not yet confirmed the corpse's identity and cause of death, the prosecutor's office said. She was added to the Ohio Attorney General's Missing Persons' website last month, WKBN reports . Evidence that supported this presumption included Novoa being caught using Graves' vehicle and Graves' cell phone being in possession of Novoa's new live-in girlfriend, Layton. Read More »

Jordan Abolishes Law Allowing Rapists to Marry Their Victims

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The Parliament in Jordan voted Tuesday to revoke a law allowing rapists to evade criminal prosecution if they marry their victims, becoming the latest country in the Middle East to move to scrap such laws. Several hundred activists gathered outside the parliament building Tuesday to call for the provision's abolishment. Article 308 - which is considered to be a "rape loophole" - pardons rape perpetrators if they marry their victims for at least three years. Read More »

New US sanctions expose European Union rift over Russian energy

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There have been no announcements from the European Union about possible sanctions against the America. As the both chambers of the U.S. Congress decided last week to push ahead with new sanctions on Russian Federation along with Iran and North Korea with overwhelming majority in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and meddling in United States election, German economy minister Brigitte Zypries called on Brussels to consider countermeasures and said that these new sanctions ... Read More »

Massive blast at mosque kills at least 20 people

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A reporter for AFP said he had seen a number of bodies brought out of the mosque, leading to fears of a heavy death toll. A suspected suicide bomber first blew himself up among worshipers, and later a second assailant inside the mosque started shooting at people indiscriminately, Ayub said. Read More »

Death was waiting as terrorist Abu Dujana visited wife, girlfriend's homes

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Dujana, whose real identity was unknown, other than the fact that he was from Pakistan, had escaped the police dragnet more than 12 times earlier, officials who were part of the operation said on condition of anonymity. "Huge achievement for police & SF [sic]", J&K Police tweeted. Authorities have issued orders for closing all the educational institutions while mobile internet has also been suspended across Kashmir as a "precautionary measure to prevent rumour-mongering on social media", a ... Read More »

No one can defeat Modi in 2019 elections: Nitish Kumar

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Over the weekend, he even suggested that Sharad Yadav should lead an anti-BJP front. Rifts between JD (U) emerged on Nitish's decision to return to NDA . "I need no certificate of secularism from anybody", he said. "I won't support people who make money through wrong ways". The mandate by the people of Bihar was not for this. Read More »

Deadline Ends For Bids To Host EU Agencies After Brexit

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Dublin, Vienna, Warsaw and Brussels have also offered to host the European Medicines Agency . Hungary, Cyprus, Slovenia and the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have not bid for any. Each of the 27 member states have the same number of votes. Reports from Brussels say the vote is "highly sensitive" and could harm the EU's attempts to enter Brexit negotiations with a united set of goals. Read More »

Michigan Veteran To Receive Medal Of Honor Today

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The president hugged the 71-year-old retired school teacher after presenting him the medal. Despite the grave injury, "doc" - as he was known in his unit - carried a wounded man on top of his own ravaged body, the president said. An Army medic from MI who risked his life nine times to rescue comrades in Vietnam is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump . Read More »

United Kingdom court blocks attempt to prosecute Blair over Iraq

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He has been attempting to bring charges against Mr Blair and two other key ministers at the time - foreign secretary Jack Straw and attorney general Lord Goldsmith. The two High Court judges acknowledged that " crime of aggression " charges had recently been incorporated into global law, but stressed that these did not apply retroactively. Read More »

Mob lynching is worst form of crime, says Govt in Lok Sabha

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Roy alleged that most such incidents occurred after Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister in May 2014. "Is the mob lynching of DSP Ayub Pandith in Jammu and Kashmir not an incident worth mentioning?" he asked. Citing a number of mob lynchings this year in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, the senior Congress leader said that these had mostly taken place in BJP-ruled states. Read More »

US Diplomatic Missions Staff Reduction in Russia Just 'First Retaliatory Step'

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In December, the then USA president Barack Obama ordered out 35 Russian diplomats and closed down two embassy summer houses that Washington said were being used by Moscow for espionage. "The US Bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the EU's energy security interests". White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said last week that Trump still doubts Moscow's involvement in the election campaign. Read More »

Apple removes VPN apps from China app store

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Apple is finding it increasingly hard to hew to the demands of China's communist government while also placating those opposed to online censorship in the country. President Vladimir Putin has just signed a law banning VPNs and proxies in Russian Federation from 1 November. SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Aug 1 ( Reuters ) - Apple Inc is binding itself more closely to China as its share of the world's biggest smartphone market slips and it becomes more reliant on selling services which require ... Read More »

3 gangsters who opened fire in Moscow court killed

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At the point when the lift they were in opened on the third floor, Russian National Guard officers opened fire. Every one of the five suspects were cuffed as they were being taken to a court, Russia's Investigative Committee said. They are accused of terrorizing drivers in the Moscow area by disabling motorists' cars with spikes placed on roads, and then shooting the drivers. Read More »

LGBT Advocacy Groups Talk Trump Transgender Ban

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Transgender service members have been able to serve openly since 2016 - a policy applied only to those already in uniform. "I have served with transgender service members and have seen first-hand how allowing them to serve openly has positively impacted their ability to contribute to the mission", said Shawn Kumagai, Secretary of Lambda Democratic Club and a serving member of the United States Navy Reserve. Read More »

Thunderstorms, humidity in Albany's Monday forecast

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Monday: Sunny, hot and dry with afternoon winds shifting to the north, and a high of 94. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Read More »

Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now a convicted criminal

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Judge Bolton scheduled sentencing for October 5. He faces jail time, but will nearly certainly not get any. Back in 2011, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow issued a preliminary injunction that ordered him to stop unlawfully detaining Latino drivers. Read More »

Inmates Used Peanut Butter To Make Escape From Jail

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The numbers hidden, the employee thought the inmates were asking to be let in, instead allowing them to leave. "It may sound insane, but these kinds of people are insane like a fox", Underwood said. You've got to stay on your toes. Six of the inmates remained on the loose, the statement said, including two who were serving time for attempted murder. Read More »

Putin Derides 'Illegal' Sanctions Bill - But Says He's Waiting On Final Version

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The bill is expected to easily pass the Senate. Putin said a lot of Russian diplomats had been expelled "without any particular reason" - a reference to sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in December for Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA election - and said there had also been problems in business "which had no foundation at all". Read More »

Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus resigns; John Kelly will take over

Priebus says he offered his resignation after Trump indicated he wanted to go in a different direction. "I can't think of a better person than Genral John Kelly to succeed me and I wish him God's blessings and great success". The move followed months of on-again, off-again speculation that Priebus would soon be ousted from an administration where he has consistently drawn heavy criticism for failing to stem the flow of leaks and struggled to impose a sense of order in a chaotic White ... Read More »